Scouting Maryland: Offense

Posted: September 4, 2014 in Football

The Maryland is a spread offense that will spread the field out and make life tough for the USF secondary, the same secondary that struggled to stop the short passing game of Western Carolina. Mixing in a solid group of skill players, including Stefon Diggs, this game will be a tough one for the Bulls.

Offensive line

At right tackle is sophomore Michael Dunn (6’5″ 300 lbs.) who started 9 games last year at right guard before moving to right tackle the final 4 games at tackle. The reserve is senior Jake Wheeler (6’7″ 310 lbs.) who played mostly on special teams last year in 12 games. At right guard is senior Silvano Alamirano (6’2″ 290 lbs.) who played in 3 games last year. Behind him is redshirt freshman Mike Minter (6’3″ 300 lbs.). At center is senior Sal Conaboy (6’3″ 295 lbs.) who started all 13 games last year. Behind him is junior Stephen Grommer (6’4″ 295 lbs.) and freshman Brendan Mosre (6’3″ 280 lbs.). At left guard is junior Andrew Zeller (6’4″ 300 lbs.) who played in all 13 games last year, starting 3 at right guard before moving over. Behind him is Grommer and sophomore Maurice Shelton (6’3″ 290 lbs.). At left tackle is junior Ryan Doyle (6’4″ 300 lbs.) who started 9 games last year at right tackle before moving over to left tackle the final 4 games. Behind him is freshman Derwin Gray (6’5″ 300 lbs.).


At running back is junior Brandon Ross (5’10” 210 lbs.) who had 166 carries last year with 776 yards (4.6 yards per carry) with 4 touchdowns. He also caught 18 passes for 173 yards. He had 18 carries for 86 yards in the opener with 1 touchdown, he also caught a pass for 15 yards. Behind him is junior Albert Reid (5’9″ 207 lbs.) who had 70 carries last year with 294 yards with 2 touchdowns. He also caught 6 passes for 62  yards and a touchdown. He had 5 carries for 23 yards in the last game with 1 touchdown, he also caught 2 passes for 17 yards. Look out for sophomore Wes Brown (6′ 210 lbs.) who had 13 carries for 81 yards and 2 receptions for 27 yards as well. At fullback is junior Kenneth Goins (5’9″ 233 lbs.) who had 9 carries for 48 yards and 4 receptions for 49 yards with 1 touchdown last year. He had 3 carries for 31 yards and 1 touchdown reception in the last game. Behind him is senior Tyler Cierski (5’11” 280 lbs.).

At quarterback is senior CJ Brown (6’3″ 218 lbs.) who completed 166 passes out of 282 attempts last year for 2242 yards including 13 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. He carried the ball 140 times for 576 yards as well. He was 11 for 24 in the last game for 111 yards and a touchdown. Junior Caleb Rowe (6’3″ 215 lbs.) completed 64 out of 133 passes last year for 480 yards with 5 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He also had 20 carries and 51 yards. In the last game he went 7 for 11 for 75 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He also had 5 carries for 4 yards.


At tight end is sophomore Andrews Isaacs (6’2″ 245 lbs.). Behind him is redshirt freshman Derrick Hayward (6’5″ 235 lbs.) and sophomore PJ Gallo (6’2″ 250 lbs.). At wide receiver is senior Deon Long (6′ 185 lbs.) who had 32 receptions last year with 489 yards and 1 touchdown. He had 2 receptions for 48 yards in their opener and had 1 touchdown. Behind him is junior Marcus Leak (6′ 210 lbs.). He had 2 receptions for 17 yards. At the 2nd wide receiver position is junior Levern Jacobs (5’11” 180 lbs.) who had 47 receptions for 640 yards last year and added 3 touchdowns. Behind him is sophomore Jacquille Veii (5’9″ 180 lbs.) who had 5 receptions for 18 yards last year. He had 1 catch for 4 yards in the last game. At the final receiver position is junior Stefon Diggs (6′ 190 lbs.) who had 34 receptions for 587 yards and 3 touchdowns in just 7 games last year (injury). He had 5 catches for 51 yards in their opener. Behind him is redshirt freshman Taivon Jacobs (5’9″ 160 lbs.).


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